QUOTES ON AGING
by Barbara Sue
Friday, July 17, 2009
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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quotes and sayings that pertain to age, and aging..
IT HAS BEEN SAID...
I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming... suddenly you find - at the age of 60, say - that a whole new life has opened before you... You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older... Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because youth is sweet and they are growing... Aging is not 'lost youth' but a new stage of opportunity and strength... There is no old age. There is, as there always was, just you... The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in 70 or 80 years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all... The surprising thing about young fools is how many survive to become old fools... I'm very pleased with each advancing year. It stems back to when I was forty. I was a bit upset about reaching that milestone, but an older friend consoled me. 'Don't complain about growing old - many, many people do not have that privilege... In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways. Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death... It is a sadness of growing older that we lose our ardent appreciation of what is new and different and difficult... Though it sounds absurd, it is true to say I felt younger at sixty than I felt at twenty... I grow more intense as I age... The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes... I was always taught to respect my elders and I've now reached the age when I don't have anybody to respect... It is a mistake to regard age as a downhill grade toward dissolution. The reverse is true . As one grows older, one climbs with surprising strides... About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age... Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough...
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|Reviewed by Connie Faust
|How wonderful is your outlook on aging! I agree completely, although I would like to change some things. For instance, the number of typos I make, though I think I find and correct most of them. I told my Bill the other day "God wants us to be old; if He didn't, we would be gone already." That's kind of a consolation, don't you think?
It's nice to read your words of optimism, Barbara Sue.
|Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
|Wonderful write! So much wisdom and word to remember as I age. Thanks for sharing this.
|Reviewed by Joyce Bell
|AGING AND RIPENING...COMING TO FULL BLOOM WHEN WE RECEIVE, 'BEAUTY FOR ASHES' NICE WRITE AND ENJOYED. THANKS FOR SHARING AND GOD BLESS YOU. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS|
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Hobbs
Oh boy! What can one say? Cheers, Liz
|Reviewed by George Carroll